Savor Dakota: Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

Last Updated by Melissa Sievers on
SDPB 2018

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

by Julie Garreau



2 cups of all purpose flour 

2 cups white sugar 

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder   

1 tsp baking power 

2 tsp baking soda 

1/2 tsp salt 

1.5 tsp ground cinnamon  (adjust according to taste...I like cinnamon) 

4 eggs 

1 1/2 vegetable oil  

3 cups grated zucchini

Note: If you use frozen zucchini,  squeeze some of the water out.  If its freshly grated then use as is.  


• You may add 1/2 C. chocolate chips to the batter.

• You may replace the vegetable oil with the same measurement of applesauce.  It changes the taste a bit, but is yummy, healthier and still moist.



Pre heat 350 degrees 

Grease and flour the baking pan.

Mix all of the ingredients together.

Bake 50-60 minutes in the oven until the knife inserted comes out clean.  

IMG_0134SM.jpgTammy Granados prepares a slice of chocolate zucchini cake.SDPB 2018


Whipped Cream

Make a chokecherry syrup and pour it on top.